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Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
the hearing this morning. we see the headlines and everything going wrong in healthcare. but sometimes we forget that there are some things that actually are going okay. there are things this committee and previous congresses have worked on, and that's one of the things we are going to be discussing this morning. sometimes we are so busy triaged and that we don't allow ourselves the luxury of things working as intended. my opinion is medicare advantage is working, and it's important to hold hearings like this to learn from those successes and see where we can build upon those successes and where the potential threats that are undermining the benefits and services that now over 25% of seniors are experiencing and how those might be threatened. medicare advantage allows integrated care coordination to community font to bring in for medicare. athe plans are lower in cost. they are bringing management to the care coordination to patients lives and encouraging wellness activities and actually using physicians to the maximum ability of their license rather than always referring to a specialist.
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:45pm EST
coverage? in favor of expanding healthcare if you take a somewhat liberal line on that explain how you think we can make it affordable. >> first we have to focus on four brings a confidence of healthcare reform. number one for cost. if there's one thing that will bankrupt america it is out of control health care costs. we've already made $38 trillion with promises for medicare that we know how we are going to pay for. and my view is you can't reduce healthcare costs by expanding coverage. it's an oxymoron. in addition to that, you have to recognize that the current ultra system if it were a house it is structurally unsound, it is more than its wort it's worth and itd for foreclosure. so you can't say that it is progress by adding the new lane belt out of the same materials attached to the structure that is headed for foreclosure. it's another example of how the government wants to give people their desert before leave the spinach. we have already made tens of trillions of promises we don't know how we are going to keep but let's make more and only have to do is pay for it. the fact is
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
. the cost would not keep up with healthcare cost and more would come out with seniors and they would lose the healthcare they currently have. >> ibb that is important for congress to assure the security for seniors. my apolitical answer which is hard to do in washington i'm sure is to say this is about patient care. >> yes or no. >> be integrated and coordinated care system development whether through that program. >> would you review the proposal? >> we don't generally take positions on legislation. we let you do that but there is there's anumber of technical qus and issues that have been raised about the cost shifting that what happened to the medicare beneficiaries that are important to answer before any change to a very popular program were made. >> i believe that the idea of using a voucher type system which is very a ten to what is being done in the medicare base already is a good idea. >> that republican paul ryan budget included provisions to repeal the affordable care act including the important reforms to medicare, the closing of the coverage gap known as the doughnut hole and p
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am EST
and working together to ensure small firms secure equality affordable healthcare. today we will do just that by hearing from witnesses about a complicated issue. the health care law includes an employer mandate that requires businesses with more than 50 full-time employees to provide health insurance. the goal is to discourage employers from dropping coverage and leaving employees on their own to find insurance. with enforcement of the rules have been delayed until 2015 many small employers must begin adopting now. this hearing will focus on a particular area of the law that many may not be familiar with. the business aggregation rules. traditionally it has been to treat business as a single employee or for the purpose of retirement plans. this isn't new. we have used them and it's on the books when it comes to benefit plans. this tax rule was incorporated into if our witnesses today will help walk us through this complicated standard and how best to educate the owners with new careful planning and proper outreach, small employers may avoid many pitfalls when complying with new obligati
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
and current status of the healthcare.gov website. effect health care was the most completely shoot he'd ever dealt with. he is all by former senate majority leader tom daschle his remarks focus on the unique challenges of making the american health care system more affordable and effective. >> well, matt and ed, thank you do much but it's nice to see all of you this morning on a wonderful morning to talk about a very import subject for this country. a cherokee indian chief once said that success of a rain dance events a lot on timing. timing is everything, isn't it? pattani to talk about this subject is right now. the implementation of the affordable care act, opportunities and challenges. and we have i think an actual program today. we have two really terrific speakers, chief of staff of the white house denis mcdonough, from a jury of the u.s. senate tom daschle and then we have a panel that would be moderated by former senator bob bennett with the number of distinguished people on the panel. so that would be a day. we will have opportunity for some questions and answers along the road, let
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
, but with this healthcare law, surely you cannot point to whatt the congress intended to be these intricate provisions because many of them did not read or understand it. >> mr. cannon is claiming that it was the intention. it was intentional and purposeful of congress to come through the wall. >> we recognize the gentleman from texas. >> thank you mr. chairman and in all of the witnesses. it's good to see some of you back. i don't remember all of you otherwise it would be all of you. but if you would suppose with me that you are in a town hall back in the congressional district and you had in elementar an elel child a student stand up and ask this question i would like to know how each of you would answer this child's question. what right does the house of representatives have two pick and choose what type of government gets funding, what is the response? start with professor turley. >> i'm sorry the last part of the question? was right does the house of representatives have to pick and choose what part of the government gets funded? >> i think the answer is clear. the order of the three branches are
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 6:30pm EST
a health-care stporterrom he hfingn >> thanks for being with us. >> my pleasure. >> healthcare obviously a big topic in the news. what pastor of the affordable care act affects medicaid recipients. >> this is supposed to be a fairly simple question the a fairly simple question to answer. $15,000 and change that we're supposed to secure coverage for anyone. they did not have to be disabled. it is a patchwork of requirements in all of the states and d.c. the supreme court upheld the rest of the law last year saying states could opt out of the extension. about half the states are doing it. host: why only half the states? guest: it is almost entirely a partisan issue. there are a couple of republican governors they got behind this and a few democrats that were not able to get their legislators on board with it. there are a lot of reasons cited by opponents of the expansion. mainly it comes down to money. the government is paying the entire cost of the expansion. states will pick up 10% in future years. for some states, that 10% is more than they wanted to spend. host: we are talking to jeffr
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 9:00pm EST
is that it be nice if he had three child care and exercise the right to healthcare? we didn't have those conversations. we had a conversation about what he expected as he was growing up, what he thought was going to be his and what he didn't get and how he feels somewhat basically screwed by the system. >> host: like things were taken away that were rightfully his. and that in a sense -- >> guest: that's the line, that's the kind of connective tissue among all the different factors. so my book has some resonance with yours for example, it has a lot of resonance with the gift that is this a subtitle of that is the betrayal. and they definitely feel like they've been betrayed. >> host: i was thinking a lot about that but he caused she similarly visits different parts of america and different ages of people in both through line is a similar one of sort of what was promised to me when i was growing up, the fathers in the 50s down to the su sun sun thatd no model for manhood and, you know, no easy thing to grasp onto as a model for success. before we get to the entitlement question which is t
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 9:30pm EST
constraint would have prevented us from living the lives we want to live? how about adequate healthcare. how about universal child care for our children? >> host: they would've laughed in your face. they just have to get used to them. >> guest: but my feeling is if enough of them keep saying this, i'm sure this is part of what was happening in our backyards last weekend, you know, the likely next mayor of the city of new york has proposed universal child care to be paid for by taxing the wealthy. okay, probably won't happen but it's on the agenda. someone's talking about it. eventually, eventually we are going to end up looking a little bit more like the rest of europe, like the rest of the industrialized world. >> host: i put a lot of faith into the slow gradual personal experience. he watched tv and to see a lot of guys taking care of their children within two or three years ago. it's on mainstream sitcoms. everyone has their own show with a guy with kids. it seems more normal. you're out of work and end up picking your kids up from school created a situation o that a lot of men these days
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
of a book on replacing the portable care act and the co-author of a book on healthcare reform. i would like to thank all of the witnesses today. each of the written statements will be entered into the record in its entirety and i ask that each witness summarized his or her summary in five minutes or less to stay within the timeframe there is a timing light on your table. when the light switches from green to yellow, you will have one minute to conclude your testimony. when the light turns red if signals that the five minutes have expired and we will turn first to professor turley. >> thank you mr. chairman, ranking member conyers and members of the committee. it's an honor to be invited to speak with you today. about the meaning of the clause. forgive my voice. i'm getting over a cold. but i hope to make it through this without having a coughing fit. this is obviously a difficult area of the constitutional interpretation as the ranking member pointed out. this is not the first time that we have dealt with this question. it is also difficult for some of those that have been to agree with the
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:05pm EST
is asking for consequences if given the opportunity to form healthcare policy how at are, you can hope for is have. on the topic is the assumption that obamacare is going to collapse and the fight will be deemed the single-payer and splitting between the old order than the effort to create a new order so i'm going to talk on the new order. i would tell you if you are interested you can go to gingrich productions.com and we send out two newsletters a week for free and also let you know when other things are published about this stuff. i'm going to give you three core principles i think we should approach. fundamentally rethinking this and i will let you apply. the first is that should be built from the individual back, not from the larger system down. i will give you two examples. we are trying to write a bill of rightbill ofrights right now fo. you absolutely have the right to know to have your own medical record. you should have the right to know price and quality. virtually none of the insurance company will tell you price on quality. none of the labs will tell you what the charge. t
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
at ways we could improve the implementation of healthcare so it is great to know finally that we are moving on repealing obamacare to finding the common ground to make it work because that is the law of the land. >> thank you ranking member. with that, the hearing is now adjourned. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] news this morning that the u.s. economy added 203,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate and fell to 7% and is the lowest in about five years and exceeds analysts prediction. releasing figures earlier today and reaction from capitol hill house speaker john boehner issued a statement saying today's report includes signs that should discourage calls for more emergency government stimulus. instead what are you coburn economy needs is to get government out of the way. senate majority leader harry reid as we continue to gather steam now is not the time for washington to put on the brakes. the actions we take could make the difference between getting a job were not. yesterday randy weingarten in the head of the american federation of teachers spoke w
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
was asked about people encountering problems at healthcare.gov. here is a look. >> getting back to the backend process you said you were confident that these issues would be worked out before january 1 but obviously you can't guarantee there might be some folks out there who might see potentially a gap in their coverage because they thought they were insured at their enrollment package did not get to the insurance company properly so can the administration guarantee people that if they get a hospital or medical help for thousands of dollars that should have been covered under obamacare is with this prudential gap in coverage that was an overtly cause because of computer problems that they won't have to pay that bill? >> first of all there is not an insurance policy called obama karen i think it's important to the viewers that they understand their purchasing private insurance. first of all. secondly the general contract of queue ssi has stood up a team of experts working closely already with insurers to make sure that every 834 form past and present is accurate in time for janua
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
and over again and what i found in nigeria was a lean 9%, 91%, particularly when healthcare is primarily faith based, getting money grants from the u.s. government. it was very disconcerting to me. the services for getting support and we saw when we went to the transfiguration church a week before that, i understand cardinal mccarrack celebrated mass there. we celebrated communion. it was a church without a roof, completely blown off and destroyed and unfortunately it will have to be rehab. i encourage you that every dollar spent their does get multiplied because of the unbelievable commitment that has nothing to do with money and everything to do with service for service sake and also because of the multiplier effect of the volunteers that are included in the operation. you can take that back if you want to respond. the recovery must be sustainable and know that you have friends and advocates here. it is bipartisan. the chairman, all of us i believe, if we know the need, your folks on the ground say cash for the work needs an additional push, let us know. we can try to increase the capa
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
. and food. i mean, so that's why we talk a lot about wraparound services. notches healthcare services but breakfast, lunch and dinner. and as you see come you guys to talk about this before about the congress. one of the worst things the congress is doing right now is cutting the snap program. so when have the kids in public education, half of our kids come to school, our poor, in the south and the west is more than half. so that's why, look, i'm a big believer in we have to be the best you can be as schoolteachers. you heard what i said before that if somebody can't teach they shouldn't be there. we have to prepare teachers like finland prepares teachers. we have to value them. we have to actually have the common core, but do it right. delete testing at least for a while, but also make sure we of art and music and the tools that teachers need to the. we have the parents involved and engaged in welcoming safe, collective and private and we have to have the wraparound services because we are the first responders to poverty. and whether that is breakfast, lunch, and dinner like i saw at
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
, absolutely. doctor and your other health-care professionals are always say how important exercise is for keeping your weight where it should be. people who exercise tend to be healthier for lots of reasons. some of which we understand and many of which we do not. boston, new hampshire. charles for dr. eric green from nih in bethesda. caller: hello. .hank you for your research we appreciate you and everything your staff are doing. my questions are the following. where can the general public go and have a dna test? how much is the test? what are the ethics? i will wait for your answer off- line. guest: those are some terrific questions. to recognize is we have the capability of reading out the complete genome of an individual in a day or two. ende wnant end to sequencing, it would cost several thousands of dollars. the question is should we be doing that and in which cases. so much of what my institute does and what my staff thinks about and develops and researchers is trying to create youruture to answer questions more precisely. just because we can do something, we are not ready t
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
to left one if the application on healthcare.gov for even successful. this morning we'll focus on how to health care of our nation seniors and disabled could be affected by the changes to the presence health care plan. president's health care law cut over $700 billion from the already struggling to medicare program to help fund a flawed new entitlement. included in the cuts were over 300 billion in direct and indirect reductions to the medicare advantage program, and many of these cuts will start in 2014. medicare has managed care program also managed care program also known as medicare advantage kind of provides coverage for more than 14 million americans over a corner of all medicare beneficiaries. these patients choose medicare advantage plans over traditional medicare for a variety of reasons including improved cost-sharing come in his benefits, medicare coordination, and, in fact, higher quality of care. for millions of americans, especially those with lower incomes, medicare advantage is a better option for delivering their care and, frankly, their choice. while medicare advanta
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am EST
tax credits and subsidies on federally run health-care exchanges. could you please quickly walk me through by the president's plan to provide premium assistance on the poorly run exchanges is indeed illegal? gimmick we call those tax credits that in fact they are governed to subsidies and government spending at the statute is quite clear it was purposeful when it said that those premium assistance tax credits would be available only to people who purchasing health insurance through an exchange established by the state under section 13 of them. that isn't just one mention of the phrase. it's mentioned several times explicitly through cross-references and the statute is very tightly worded and it makes it clear those tax credits are available only if the state establishes an exchange itself and if the federal government established a federal fallback exchange those are not available because the exchange was under section 1321 and as the obama administration has acknowledged in the regulation. >> professor rosenkranz comes on the fenders have asserted that the actions were an exercise
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:30am EST
of whether congress is productive. are trying to fight the battle on the health-care law and are being more of. host: >> the nationa national councile legislatures held its fall forum in washington, d.c. last week. former republican presidential candidate jon huntsman and democratic senator evan bayh talked about bipartisanship in politics. they are the co-chairs of no labels, national organization that works with members of congress from both political parties to solve problems. >> good afternoon. i am senator richard devlin from oregon come and i serve serve ae chair of the in csl standing committee. as all of you know, far too well, republicans and democrats on capitol hill have been unable to find common ground on a number of issues. just to name a few, the fiscal year 2014 budget. the farm bill, and immigration reform. reaching across the aisle has become more and more difficult, and principled compromise seems like a mountain too tall to climb. this morning i have the honor of introducing to national leaders who can hopefully help shed some light on how our legislative colleagues in w
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
of them for the first time for the first time in many years. and focus on that and healthcare.gov and the other avenues by which you can enroll our means to that end. but it is absolutely a responsibility to make sure that web site which is an important part of the process of getting those americans who want quality affordable health insurance work effectively and jeff has been an important part of that effort since he came on board to do this. [inaudible] is it just by today? >> by noon today, 275,000 visitors to this site. i believe that is today's figure, not today's and yesterday's that cms -- it's just today. >> is that 12 noon? >> i think that's correct in that elite cms will be breathing and we will have more information available. i was getting before it came out to get a sense of the volume we are seeing which again we anticipated which is why was so important to put in place the queuing system because those are just visitors but there are obviously those who are trying to and want to enroll and they want to make sure that their experience is vastly improved and if th
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